Program Objectives

Students who complete the undergraduate program should be able to:

  1. Describe the structure, composition and properties of various chemical substances.
  2. Plan the synthesis of various inorganic and organic substances.
  3. Characterize substances based upon analysis of their physical and chemical properties.
  4. Use theories of microscopic properties to explain macroscopic behavior.
  5. Explain the role of energy in determining structure and reactivity.
  6. Employ chemical theory to explain the rate and outcome of chemical reactions.

Core Skills - Upon completion of the undergraduate program, students should have developed a set of core skills which they use in approaching the fundamental concepts. These include the ability to:

  1. Conduct meaningful and successful experiments.
  2. Communicate results.
  3. Think critically.
  4. Apply ethical reasoning.
  5. Extend results through lifelong learning.